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Volume I, Issue 2

Satyabadi Bana Vidyalaya was a school established by Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das, a freedom fighter, scholar, educationist and social worker from Odisha, along with his colleagues during the British rule in the village of Satyabadi near Sakhigopala temple, in the district of Puri. The residential cum day boarding school was popularly known as “Man Manufacturing factory” -- the founders envisaged not only mental but also holistic development of their students based on India’s rich heritage and culture. It aimed to foster future leaders dedicated to the uplift of Indian society, especially the people of Odisha. The school ecosystem was modelled...
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This paper briefly surveys the political developments at the beginning of the twentieth century and examines how those developments played a part in the Bengal Famine of 1943. The Bengal Famine of 1943 is arguably one of the worst man-made famines recorded in human history. There were a multitude of reasons behind it, each of which had contributed to the severity of the famine and its irreversible effects on the Bengali society. However, this paper largely focuses on examining the assertions made by the Churchill Project of Hillsdale College and certain sections of the British academia, who have been attempting...
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Without going into the merits or demerits of the alleged “digestion” (Malhotra, 2013) of Indic ideas into Western scholarship, this study proposes something new for a more transparent exchange that will do justice to both Indian and Western sources of knowledge. Given the vast scope, breadth and width of Indic knowledge systems, it introduces the idea of Embedment to foster a more holistic conversation between the West and the East. It may be possible for Indic knowledge systems to provide a wide integral canvas to enrich social sciences scholarship currently being developed in India and elsewhere. This will have a...
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This paper explores the style of “leading from behind” in workplaces – also known as servant leadership (SL) -- and how it impacts behaviours in an organisation. At some point in the history of an organisation, a servant leader will influence employees, thereby leaving an indelible mark. Self-serving leaders will not find their place in leadership positions of the organisation. Leaders around the world will likely be individuals who “serve first and lead second.”
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The advent of new media technology and social media has revolutionized political communication. Such platforms have been capitalized by political actors not only for electoral victories but also for democratization of the ‘public sphere’ in the truest sense. Citizens can now contribute to public discourse and challenge mainstream narratives. It is against this background that the present research adopts a qualitative, empirical, and interview-based approach to understand the role of Twitter and the challenges posed by the platform to the functioning of the Indian conservative ecosystem. Thirteen in-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with conservative Twitter users to explore and understand...
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Authored by Vinay Hejjaji  Research Associate, Centre for Civilisational Studies, Rashtram School of Public Leadership  Volume I, Issue 2 | May 2021 Download the book review by clicking here.
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A note from IJSPL on the Publication of
Volume I, Issue 2



The second issue of the first volume of the International Journal of Studies in Public Leadership (IJSPL) is out now, offering the latest in research from the field of leadership studies and a wider sphere of humanities and social sciences disciplines. IJSPL, a refereed biannual online journal published by the Rashtram School of Public Leadership, is multidisciplinary in its range and character, by virtue of the multidisciplinary character of leadership studies itself. The current issue of IJSPL (Vol I, Issue 2) features research articles and reviews covering a wide range of topics as well as theoretical and methodological approaches to research, pedagogy, and practices, critically examining various aspects and instances of leadership across all the three domains of thought leadership, social leadership, and political leadership. On one hand, the current issue contains papers on purely theoretical approaches to leadership, including the concept of ‘servant leadership’, and on the other hand, it features practical application of the leadership phenomenon, such as a case study of exemplary leadership in reimagining modern education. While the current issue contains latest research on the dynamics of political and social discourse on the social media, it also includes historical research that sheds light on the ‘Churchill Project’. In addition, the current issue of IJSPL features an erudite review of a book which attempts to represent to young readers the civilisational core of the Indic traditions and culture.

The Call for Papers for the upcoming issue of IJSPL (Vol II, Issue 1) will be released soon. We encourage submissions from multiple fields in the humanities and social sciences as well as from the broader interdisciplinary areas concerned with governance, civilisational knowledge, wellness, and the arts, which may potentially contribute to the learning of leadership skills and leadership building in the political, social, and academic spheres through the development of meta-skills.

Please note: Views and opinions expressed in the articles published in the International Journal of Studies in Public Leadership (IJSPL) represent each author’s research and viewpoint and do not necessarily represent IJSPL or its sponsors. IJSPL and its sponsors make no representations about the accuracy of the information contained in published manuscripts and disclaim any and all responsibility or liability resulting from the information contained in the articles/papers/reviews published in IJSPL.